How To Start Your International Business via Hong Kong

Learn the steps and process to start your global import export business in Asia directly!
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  • Lectures 44
  • Length 4.5 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 9/2016 English

Course Description

Looking to go global? Hong Kong is your best friend and in our course we will work together to deconstruct and learn step by step how to setup and operate a Hong Kong limited company.

Succeed In Opening and Operating Your Hong Kong Company

* Is Hong Kong right for you? We look the pros and cons before diving into the details.

* What you need to prepare before starting to setup the Hong Kong business

* Setting up the company, direct at the government or an agency.

* Banking, best practices for applying.

* Online banking and dealing with multiple currencies and paying suppliers.

* Getting paid, sending out invoices and dealing with cashflow.

* Merchant accounts in Hong Kong, choices and what you should consider

* Warehousing and logistics in Asia, as well as practical cross border tips.

* Upkeep each year, what you need to prepare.

* Bookkeeping, yes you need it, what you should do and how.

* Case Studies and Business model templates to follow.

This course will give you the knowledge and insights to start and grow your international business via a Hong Kong limited structure.

Each module has no nonsense, direct answers on what you need to do at each stage in the business setup process. Each video is a few minutes long to ten minutes, so you can quickly jump around, skip, and re-watch those topics that are most important to you. This course is built for the newcomer to Asia overwhelmed with information and not sure where to start with their business.

I look forward to learning and growing with you in Asia!

What are the requirements?

  • Familiar with business setup, willing to travel internationally to implement
  • Ability to work in multiple currencies.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Discover Is Hong Kong the right place for me to setup my business

Who is the target audience?

  • Close to incorporating a new company, wanting to re-incorprate their business in a new location
  • Not for people willing to go international, not wanting to travel at least once a year to do business

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Getting Started
Section 2: Preparation Before Opening a Hong Kong Company
What to Expect
Comparing HK to Alternatives
Passport Visas
Visiting Hong Kong
Hong Kong Events
Trade Shows
Where to Stay, and Places to Hang
Hong Kong Government Help
Hong Kong Government Funding
Section 3: Opening the Hong Kong Company
Preparing to Open to HK company
Choosing an Address
Finding an Available Company Name
Hong Kong Trademarks
Setting up an eRegistry Account
Filing a Company via eRegistry
Tricky Questions When Setting Up
Just Let an Agency Help - Tips
Company is Setup - What You'll Get
Section 4: Business Banking in Hong Kong
Banking Intro
Applying for HSBC
Using Your HSBC Online Banking
HSBC Extra Features
Hong Kong Credit Cards
Paypal Hong Kong
Section 5: Merchant Accounts in Hong Kong
Merchant Accounts in Hong Kong
Paypal Hosted Solution
Other Merchant Accounts
Bitcoin in Hong Kong
Section 6: Operating and Running Your Hong Kong company
Intro to Operations
Getting Paid
Cashflow tips
Logistics Overview
Cross Border Tips
Section 7: Upkeep Your Hong Kong company
HK Upkeep Overview
One Year Later
Special Tax Situations
Offshore Status
Costs to Upkeep
Buy, Sell, Close a HK company
Section 8: Case Studies & Examples
Case Studies & Examples
Business Model Tips and Insights
Case Study Reviews

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Instructor Biography

Mr. Michael Michelini, American internet dude in China

Ready to take your business to the next level? Mike has been in multiple businesses from Asia, to USA, to Europe, and has been deeply involved in the setup, selling, transferring, and shutting down process. Ready to work with you!

Having worked with countless clients, answering questions from blog readers and interviewing over 100 guests on the podcast - Michael has a deep understanding of all your questions and concerns.

American social media & e-commerce specialist being China since late 2007, I'm passionate to help companies do international business from Hong Kong. I host a podcast GlobalFromAsia to help businesses understand how to do business in China and other parts of Asia.

Instructor Biography

Manuel Becvar, China Expert with over 17 years of experience

My name is Manuel and I was born in Austria in a little town called Melk. For me Asia and its perks always fascinated me since I can remember. I remember watching Bruce Lee & Chinese movies as a kid and was hooked right away. My professional career started in 1998 when I worked for Austria's biggest DIY retailer (bauMax). I moved to Hong Kong in 2005 when I was offered a position as an intern to work for one of the biggest Sourcing Offices in Hong Kong with a staff over 200 people.

For more than 10 years I worked with the biggest retailers in the world on developing, sourcing and finding new products for them.

These retailers included: Metro, Rewe, OBI, Carrefour, Tesco, WalMart, Amazon, Auchan, Lowes, Sears, Homedepot and many others.

As you can imagine the big retailers expect their products to be more than just conform to standards and regulations when they purchase them in Asia. They need to be at the highest standard and quality. These retailers cannot afford to have a product re-call due to quality problems or defective components. These products need to be top-notch.

In those 10 years I got to know all the standards and product requirements there are and additionally gained a lot of experience and insight working with factories in China.

Not just that. I learned a lot about China, its culture & manufacturing. Where & how to find the best suppliers, how to negotiate and communicate with them, how to arrange business travel for my Customers and a lot more.

In the busiest seasons (April & October), I was accompanying up to 30 Buyers within a month to exhibitions, factories and showrooms to help negotiate, develop products and follow up the Buyer's requests after they were gone. I got to know all the tips & tricks you need to return home from your trip successfully.

I now have an Import/Export company based in Hong Kong that you can find under my links.

This course is aimed to make students become a professional Importer in a few days, in what took me over 10 years.

This course will guide you step by step on how to import goods from China.

This course aims to take away all worries & doubt and help you to take a students idea to the next level!

I will cover all aspects there is to importing from China. Be it to start with Alibaba, get to know about importing procedures, dealing with factories, find your products, how to inspect and ship your goods, find out what legal import requirements your products needs to meet up to and a lot more.

When I started my own company in late 2013 my goal was to provide affordable consumer electronics to customers that don't have a Buying office in Asia or customers that do not import by themselves.

In the first few months I felt that many of my new customers are un-educated or unaware about importing procedures and many didn't know the advantages & disadvantages. So instead of explaining everything in detail in every email I decided to make a guideline that they could use every day. What started out as a few pages quickly turned into a book. I wanted to duplicate this success into an online course.

With this course I want to help students having the same success as many others I taught with this course in just a couple of months of hard work. Yes, hard work. Don't let the title of this course fool you. To take your ideas or business a step forward takes a lot of hard work. It is also a great tool for you or your new Employee as a general guide and introduction to import.

There are a few chapters that may or may not apply to you. I recommend going trough them anyway and then decide for yourself to apply these processes or not.


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